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Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., Introduces Bill to Recognize Juneteenth as Paid State Holiday

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., (D-La Mesa), is joined by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) in introducing AB 1655, a bill that would recognize “Juneteenth,” or June 19th, as a paid state holiday. On June 19th, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led troops into Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil […]